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Looking Back

JG17029.  15.07.2015.  Flooding at Martinstown from 1950's.                                    Picture:JOHN GURD  JG17029  (32789527)

LOOKING BACK: Remembering the 'frightening' 'unbelievable' floods of 1955

The Toller & Kingcombe Home Guard 1939  1944 Picture courtesy of Wendy Bere (25942769)

LOOKING BACK: He's the Guy in the Home Guard

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LOOKING BACK: Wimbledon champ Maud called Dorset home to escape the racket

PICTURE SPECIAL: Step back in time with Weymouth and Portland's transport of yesteryear

PICTURE SPECIAL: Step back in time with Weymouth and Portland's transport of yesteryear

The St George's Day parade passes the Rose of England public house on it's way to the city centre of Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 23, 2015. Photo credit should read: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire (30571773)

Looking Back: Old postcards show Thomas Hardy as king of the castle in county town

JG8354.  Brewers Arms, Martinstown.       Picture: John Gurd   JG8354 (24817289)

Looking Back: The day a Dorset village made a splash in the record books

Looking Back: Bid to track down Army pal

Looking Back: Bid to track down Army pal

The photo found by Nicole Williamson attached to a letter from a German POW camp (30111135)

Looking Back: Tales from German prison camp is surprise find in model's book

LOOKING BACK: Fair tradition;Wanted - a good, steady woman to look after three children.....and pigs!

LOOKING BACK: Fair tradition;Wanted - a good, steady woman to look after three children.....and pigs!

LOOKING BACK: Scenic Dorchester - pretty as a postcard

LOOKING BACK: Scenic Dorchester - pretty as a postcard

Looking Back - 170615, Picture GRAHAM HUNT HG13258 (29330923)

LOOKING BACK: The first Miss Weymouth comes forward - glamorous Stella started the tradition

Looking Back: Can you help Maria Cornwell find the resting place of her father Ronald Russell, who is in this photo?  (23503512)

LOOKING BACK: Search for Ronald's resting place goes on

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LOOKING BACK: Island evacuees remember Weymouth arrival

Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower uncovers wartime air raid shelter (28513925)

LOOKING BACK: Chapelhay wrecked by landmine

Looking Back: Farmer Oak actor gave solid support to reader

Looking Back: Farmer Oak actor gave solid support to reader

LOOKING BACK: Remembering those who perished in the Chapelhay bombing

LOOKING BACK: Remembering those who perished in the Chapelhay bombing

The Toller & Kingcombe Home Guard 1939  1944 Picture courtesy of Wendy Bere (25942769)

Can you help identify mystery home guard platoon?

Looking Back: Stories from the asylum

Looking Back: Can you name glamorous Weymouth trio from 1958?

Looking Back: Can you name glamorous Weymouth trio from 1958?

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Looking Back: The horror of Chapelhay bombing remembered

Directors David King and Paul Murray during a press conference at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 21, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY (269052

Up, up and away on nostalgic trip of a lifetime

SEARCH GOES ON: Ronald Russell is in this wedding photo

Search continues for grave of Australian woman's dad

Photographs of those in AuschwitzPic credit: Catherine Bolado (23435076)

Auschwitz anniversary inspires a Looking Back reader to get in touch

The Toller & Kingcombe Home Guard 1939  1944 Picture courtesy of Wendy Bere (25942769)

Guarding the home front: can you name these men?

Quarrymen enjoying beer in the 1920s, presumably with their boss in trilby and jacket. (24901614)

Chipping away at the story behind the Portland quarrymen

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Help historians find stories from the asylum

The Ministry of Defence in Whitehall (25550166)

Portland stone has rocked our world - our final look at the Dorset export

VE Day Anniversary Celebrations: What a difference 70 years make!

VE Day Anniversary Celebrations: What a difference 70 years make!

Looking Back follow-up: Frances Hill on her son Stephen's wedding day. (25257046)

Son gifted photo of late mother after charity shop find

27th March 2008. The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester. Picture: Brian Jung/bj5474 (24821337)

Can you help solve the mystery of Dorchester's clock tower?

Quarrymen enjoying beer in the 1920s, presumably with their boss in trilby and jacket. (24901614)

Portland stone that shaped our wartime history

Sonar images reveal the 'forgotten' tragedy of Lyme Bay's Exercise Tiger

Sonar images reveal the 'forgotten' tragedy of Lyme Bay's Exercise Tiger

Aliki Chrysochou during a photocall ahead of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 at the Tower Hotel, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 24, 2015. See PA story ATHLETICS London. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire (

Capital ideas set in Portland stone

Share your memories of the end of World War Two as the 70th anniversary of VE Day approaches

Share your memories of the end of World War Two as the 70th anniversary of VE Day approaches

Chapelhay 'bombsite' street once a target in World War Two air raids

Chapelhay 'bombsite' street once a target in World War Two air raids

Looking Back: Can you help Maria Cornwell find the resting place of her father Ronald Russell, who is in this photo?  (23503512)

Can you help an Australian lady find her father's grave?

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Set in Stone - How Portland Stone helped build London

Looking Back: The Weymouth Pier Bandstand taken in 1954 by Paddy Coulter of dancing taking place to Harry Parry and His Orchestra (23498653)

Comedy's top guns come out blazing after submarine disaster in 1955

The Supermarine Southampton Mark I

Mystery of the Portland seaplane solved

A map of Dorchester from 1934By Derek Pride (21194022)

'A delightful part of Old England and a modern bustling town' - Dorchester remembered

A Russian vessel in 1992 uses mobile cranes provided by Portland Plan to unload.Pic- Peter Tambling (20585030)

Looking back at the last ships to leave Weymouth Port

TORN DOWN: The Tudor House in Weymouth (courtesy Mark Vine)

Weymouth's Tudor House need never have been demolished

The SS Leopoldville sunk by a German U-boat in 1944

Sinking of the Leopoldville

Eileen Goddin is trying to trace an Alvis TB 14 from this picture from a 1958 edition of the Dorset Evening Echo

Woman’s bid to track down classic car moves up a gear

A TB Roadster

Searching for a star car

The Churchills of Weymouth

Digging into family's fortunes at war

Chiswell, the oldest settlement on Portland

CHANGING TIMES

Young Christian Women’s Association photograph identified

Young Christian Women’s Association photograph identified

FAMILY PHOTO: The Grove Family

Young man who made his mark on Weymouth

Names of policemen unknown

Names of policemen unknown

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